A Road Untaken: What Makes Entrepreneurs Promote Breakthrough Innovation?


ShanghaiTech SEM Working Paper No. 2018-009


Yujin Kim

ShanghaiTech University - School of Entrepreneurship and Management



This paper examines the strategic conditions that drive entrepreneurial innovators to pursue novel innovation rather than innovation that is closer to existing technologies. To an increasing extent, startups commercialize innovation in a cooperative setup. Because radical breakthrough innovation ...


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Keywords: technology commercialization strategy (TCS), innovation, entrepreneurship, R&D alliance, information asymmetry, biotechnology, the pharmaceutical industry


Date Written: April 12th, 2018


Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3161869